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Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers specialized in orthodontics which is a specialized field of dentistry that focus on studying and treating of malocclusion, or misaligned teeth or jaw which may result from the irregular teeth and disproportioned jaw relationship. The word orthodontics comes from the Greek words "orthos" meaning straight or proper, and "odons" meaning tooth. Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers provide orthodontic treatment for all age groups. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Beside the low self esteem and insecurity that misaligned teeth may cause, they can also affect a person's ability to speak and chew. Severely misaligned teeth and jaws can cause breathing problems associated with snoring and sleep apnea Treatment is most often prescribed for practical reasons such as providing the patient with a functionally improved bite (occlusion).
Orthodontics is one of the 8 specialties in dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association. The practice of orthodontics involves the bringing of the teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment using the corrective appliances (braces).
Regardless of your age, the orthodontics can maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions. Today's orthodontics available in Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc-Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, associates with the greater esthetic appeal, shorter treatment time and increased comfort level.
Orthodontic treatment can also enhance your facial appearance by reshaping the jaw, neck and lips, especially maxillofacial surgical procedures are combined. In addition, well-aligned teeth give you confidence and make oral hygiene easier to maintain.
In Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, the treatment plans are customized for each individual and most of the time patients wear their braces from one to three years, depending on their condition. This is followed by a period of wearing a "retainer" that holds teeth in their new positions. Although patient may experience a little discomfort during treatment, today's braces are more comfortable than ever before. Newer materials apply a constant, gentle force to move teeth and usually require fewer adjustments.
Patients wearing braces need to be ever vigilant when it comes to keeping their braces, teeth and gums clean. You must follow the instruction given by your orthodontist or staff at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc.-Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers on oral hygiene and avoiding certain foods. By doing so, you can maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Plaque is your enemy. If plaque is left on your teeth, around the braces, you can develop swollen gums, bad breath, scarred & discolored teeth, even cavities.
You should brush regularly, as directed by your orthodontist, flossing daily and scheduling dental visits can help keep teeth healthy. See the above video created by Oral B and Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers for instructions on how to brush your teeth while you are wearing braces.
Patients with braces should limit between-meal snacks and maintain a balanced diet. The patients need to avoid certain foods that could interfere with braces. Avoid soft, sticky foods and candies. They can place a big role in loosening or dislodging of your braces. These foods include chewing gum and candies such as caramel and taffy. Be careful with whole fruits and vegetables too. It is necessary to cut apples and carrots into very thin slices and chew them carefully. It's best to avoid chips and dip. Never suck on lemons, limes or ice.
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The reason why orthodontic treatment from Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers is the BEST in the world.
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About Dr. Andrew Kouvaris
Dr. Kouvaris is committed to the most advanced treatment techniques and concepts and is highly active in continuing education courses to bring the best that orthodontic treatment can offer to his patients. Dr. Kouvaris enjoys all sports and especially has a passion for baseball. In his free time, he likes traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Kung received his orthodontic certificate and Master of Medical Sciences (M.M.Sc.) degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. During his orthodontic residency at Harvard, Dr. Kung was also trained at Boston Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital through his clinical rotations.
Dr. Kung received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California San Francisco. While at UCSF, Dr. Kung was awarded the first-place prize from the California Dental Association for his clinical research titled "Induced Osteogenesis by Periosteal Distraction". His research was published later and received award from the American Dental Association.
As part of his philanthropic interest, Dr. Kung was the Chief Clinic Director for the UCSF Community Dental Clinic, a clinic that provides free dental care to the underserved population of San Francisco. In the process, he also obtained a grant from the Pierre Fauchard Academy (an international honorary dental organization) to help fund the project.
Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Kung was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society and received award and recognition from the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Kung is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics.
After having lived in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, New York City, Boston, and San Francisco, Dr. Kung now lives in Mountain View with his wife and daughter. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, and travelling.
Efficient Evidence-Based Excellence - Dr. Kung believes in delivering the highest quality care in orthodontics with the most advanced techniques and materials based on the latest scientific findings and clinical research.
He believes in fully educating and informing his patients about the nature of their orthodontic problems and the treatment options available to them. Dr. Kung is committed to treating every patient with dignity and respect and delivering beautiful healthy smiles.